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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 10, 2009 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey Dire

I like the movie also . The book seemed to me at first , like a Cormac Mccarthy version of an Elmore Lenorad book, but then (spoiler alert ) when the "hero"...
What the movie misses , is the deeper philosophical currents .
I am curious to see how they will try to get the feel of "the Road" onto film .
It would seem to me liking trying to film Faulkner's "Sound and Fury" .
If Sam Peckinpah were alive, he could do justice to "Blood Meridian"...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 10, 2009 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey Dire

"If Sam Peckinpah were alive, he could do justice to "Blood Meridian"..."

i am not very familiar with Peckinpah (at least by name.) Tough book to make a movie out of, but I would LOVE to see an attempt! the Judge is one of the greatest alltime literary villains!!

agree with your feeling regarding the philosophical undercurrents being a bit absent from No Country. Would have been tough for the film makers. Pretty much the trouble with ANY of McCarthy's books. But they did a decent job with the rest of it. Absolutely loved the opening monologue byJones - great opening for a film.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 10, 2009 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey Dire

You might know his Westerns ,"The Wild Bunch", "Pat Garrett, & Billy the Kid" , were the ones I was thinking about . But even Sam Peckinpah might have winced at some of the INTENSE stuff in Blood Meridian . And yes I would love to see a great director try it .

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 10, 2009 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey Dire

maybe get Tarantino to do a somewhat "quirky" version and not worry about the NC-17 rating it must garner to really work like the novel.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 10, 2009 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: hey Dire

I think you are right, DD...